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Nov 20, 2012 11:30am PST
secretary of state clinto mideaa cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing on the gaza border, israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink postponing a ground invasion, for now. warning only a long term cease-fire could avert a dreaded ground assault. >> if a long term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means, israel would be a willing partner to saoufp a solution. if stronger military action is necessary, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: in addition to wanting all taxes on gaza to stop hamas wants israel to lift restrictions on trade and movement in and out of territory in pla
KOFY
Nov 15, 2012 11:30am PST
afternoon an all-out war between israel and hamas. israeli ground troops massing for what appears to be a ground offensive into the gaza strip that follows hamas' rocket attacks deep into israel some landing in suburban tel aviv. unconfirmed reports of three israel -- israeli casualties. 15 casualties, including civilians following yesterday's air strike that killed hamas' top military commander. >>> meteorologist mike nicco, keeping a close eye on that rain coming our way soon. >> just about five more hours of daylight and dry weather to get youries finished before the rain when it comes it is going to come in waves and it is going to be here all weekend. we'll try to give you a timetable and how much you are going to get. >>> also, the investigation into whether 5 hour energy drinks are dangerous, even deadly for some. >>> hostess says it is not kidding, why the company is [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price
KOFY
Nov 21, 2012 11:30am PST
morning i'm cheryl jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze. israeli and hamas leaders agreed to a cease-fire that starts at 11 a.m. sharp. >> reporter: right now is hour time, 9:30 p.m. in cairo where the agreement was reached about 90 minutes ago. we want to take you live to jerusalem to israel this is israeli president benjamin netanyahu. he has confirmed the truce this morning he's speaking live. he says he agreed after consulting with president obama. you see him wrapping up his remarks now. also we want to show you this video, secretary of state clinton in cairo. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza the rocket attacks must end a calm returns. the people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence, today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. >> reporter: just a few hours ago the violence was escalating. israel launched rapid fire airstrikes on gaza city after a small militant group set off a bomb on a bus full of civilians in tel aviv, 27 people were hurt. the cease-fire reached just now, beginnin
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> hamas has declared today a national holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be h
ABC
Nov 20, 2012 11:00am PST
out a cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing on the gaza border, israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink postponing a ground invasion, for now. warning only a long term cease-fire could avert a dreaded ground assault. >> if a long term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means, israel would be a willing partner to saoufp a solution. if stronger military action is necessary, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: in addition to wanting all taxes on gaza to stop hamas wants israel to lift restrictions on trade and movement in and out of territory in place since hamas seize
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
the rooms. >>> to the violence in the middle east. israel and hamas both say they are open to a diplomatic solution. airstrikes continue for a sixth day with deadly results, with the elections in israel coming up in january. katie marzullo is here with the latest. >> reporter: we have new video, from this morning, you can see israeli missile hit a highrise in gaza city. the building houses foreign and domestic media offices. islamic jihad said the strike killed one of its top leaders. day six, israeli aircraft has not let up, one strike was captured on video behind cnn's anderson cooper. it was deja vu for cooper who experienced the same thing yesterday, live on the air. >> whoa! >> reporter: over the weekend israel was targeting hopes of hamas activists one strike took out 10 members of one family, four were children thousands attended their funeral today. at the same time dozens of hamas rockets fired into israel, one hit an empty school. >> i very much hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> reporter: an israeli official says his
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
news. >> thank you. let's go overseas. a massive blast rocked gaza city as israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement truck pu
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 1:05am PST
, abc7 news. >> thank you. let's go overseas. a massive blast rocked gaza city as israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement tru
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 9:00am PST
pummeling gaza overnight. two buildings housing hamas and international media were targeted. six journalists were wounded. from the sea voluntarily after voluntarily of naval artillery hit alleged terror sites. so far more than 50 palestinians have been killed and more than 500 wounded. >> we are exacting a heavy price from hamas said israeli prime minister netanyahu. the military is prepared for a significant expansion of its operation. for days tanks and troops have been building up along the border for a possible evasion. far fewer rockets were fired from gaza overnight but this morning sirens wailed in tel aviv as hamas fired two rockets. both intercepted by the iron dome missile system. three israelis were killed and many wounded. gee script and others are working to stop the violence. >> i will real will continue to carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but israeli officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we aren't excluding any option, including the dipl
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 2:00am PST
. israel says it was targeting a rocket mastermind. israel blames hamas. >> it is obviously incredibly tense and despite the back and forth, we do get the impression that a huge amount of effort is being made to get a cease-fire. >> as the diplomats work for a cease-fire, netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel is uh massing troops to the border for a possible ground invasion. in israel, the eerie wail of sirens echos in the streets. three israelis have died so far in the hamas attacks. two rockets struck these residential buildings in the southern city, but caused no serious injuries. neither sideshows any sign of breaking the circle of violence. >> the former head of the cia has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him deal with the cia sex scandal. petraeus will consult with the lawyer as he is investigated by the fbi. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. h -- this is broadwell back at her carolina home with her husband and two sons. she left while they searched her home for evide
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
twheechld they'll do to avoid map a aviv today, tensions grew between israel and hamas. this is the thirtd day of violence, and missles have >> and abc 7 news mark matthews is live with us on montgomery street. and not a lot of rain, just a light sprinkle here in sacramento. not enough to dampen 150 that have gathered here to protest israeli strikes in the gaza strip. this is all part of a battle for public opinion that moved from the streets to the internet. rockets and bombs in gaza. the war also online. the battle israeli forces and hamas both using the internet to get messages out at the moment of israeli forces began hitting targets they sent out a tweet saying the defense forces have begun a wide spread campaign on terror. moments later, posted a video of a deadly air strike. >> it's something that is being fought on television, on web sites, in social media. >> the council general calls it a battle for legitimacy. >> today, in the global world is a strong component of norm relations he says it's a battle israel is winning in the u.s.. >> i would say overwhelming majority is v
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
and hamas are both using the internet to get the messages out. at the moment they sent out a tweet saying the defense forces has begun a campaign on terror. >> and moments later they posted an video of an air strike hamas responded for every strike there is a tweet or video post, a war of information in the struggle to win hearts and minds. >> that is being fought on television and web sites and social media. >> the israeli consul general calls it a battle for legitimacy. >> i would say there is a majority that is supportive. americans understand. >> would it matter if public opinion turned against israel? >> when it comes to protecting lives of children i think at the end of the day it does not matter. >> the chair says it does matter, more than israeli y admit. >> two days ago there is considerable support that would not be in the position it is. >> now, social media has had an impact on the arab spring. they are putting into their internet war of words it's having an impact there. >> david petraeus said the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya was a terrorist attack not a result
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
out of the mideast. real fear this afternoon an all-out war between israel and hamas. israeli ground troops massing for what appears to be a ground offensive into the gaza strip that follows hamas' rocket attacks deep into israel some landing in suburban tel aviv. unconfirmed reports of three israel -- israeli casualties. 15 casualties, including civilians following yesterday's air strike that killed hamas' top military commander. >>> meteorologist mike nicco, keeping a close eye on that rain coming our way soon. >> just about five more hours of daylight and dry weather, to get youries finished before the rain when it comes it is going to come in waves and it is going to be here all weekend. we'll try to give you a timetable and how much you are going to get. >>> also, the investigation into whether 5 hour energy drinks are dangerous, even deadly for some. >>> hostess says it is not kidding, why the company is vowing to shutdown in three hours and >>> there is a new health alert about the popular energy drink 5 hour energy. federal officials say the ding a factor in at least 1
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
. also hamas is not claiming responsibility but is praising the attack. hillary clinton just arrived in cairo earlier she was back in jerusalem for another round of meetings with israeli leaders trying to help negotiate an end to the fighting. >> we'll work with our partners in israel and across the region, toward an outcome that both feel security -- that bolsters security for the people of israel, improved conditions for the people of gaza and move towards a comprehensive peace for all people of the region. >> reporter: take a look at this, in the last 30 minutes a camera captured this explosion in gaza city, fame sight now. clinton was in the west bank yesterday meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas and from the vatican the pope is calling on both sides to make courageous decisions in favor of peace. he says he's praying for the victims. more than 130 palestinians killed, five israelis are dead. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> shoppers who decide to brave wal-mart stores thanksgiving night could be welcomeed by somebody other than the usual eye greeter protest areas plan to
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
between israel and hamas. >> the israelies began a campaign on wednesday after months of rocket attacks by hamas into israel. the violence left hundreds dead. abc 7 news mark matthews is live right now where supporters of both sides are demonstrating again, outside of the israeli consulate. mark? >> this rain brought 250 behind me. tonight boy say maybe 50 or 0 tops ear in front of the clonsit calling on rail to end their military strikes in gaza. and again, on the other side of the street we're seeing pro israel democrat strailtors. i'd say maybe two dozen calling on palestinians to stop shooting rockets into israel. >> the group shows several rockets being fired towards israel. hamas fighters launched 500 in the past six days including 75 today. families inntg1÷ israel have ben forced into shelters.. >> it's very scary. we can't go to school.y[.6 >> and air strikes are taking their toll on the ground in gaza. strikes destroyed buildings. the death toll reached 100. this mother lost her 2-year-old and 4-year-old in gaza city saying i'm in shock, i don't believe it. for the second day
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
have a clear idea whether a cease-fire is possible. the official says, israel and hamas are both looking for guarantees to ensure a long term stop. new video you can see black smoke rising from a building in gaza city where local and foreign news organizes have offices, no reports on injuries or deaths there. a missile hit a home in gaza city. in the last six days the strikes have killed at least 94 palestinians. netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. he has tanks and troops lining the border now. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war he's also backing the country's decision so far. >> the president: we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. we will continue to support isrealis -- israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into israel, 75 to date, one hit an empty school, three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. u.n. secretary general arrives in cairo today. turkish foreign min
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
hillary clinton helped broker the truce between two days of intense meetings. hamas plays a key role in keeping the peace. the cease-fire comes after eight days of inence it fying airstrikes and -- intensifying airstrikes and rocket fire in the region. >>> firefighters contained a fire at a home in oakland. looking at sky heavy sd over the scene. it was limited to the first floor near lake merritt. no one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries. damage is estimate estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. >>> nearly a hundred people are out of power. a downed power line caused the outage. it initially caused outages for 1500 customers. it caused brief delays and the power was restored in minutes. the power is expected to be back on by 5:00 a.m. and customers needed flashlights to see their way around the marina district. this is cell phone video of the scene. the power was out for seven hours after a transformer blew. the cash register still works though thanks to a generator. >>> now to the holiday and organizers at st. anthony's expect to be at capacity for their annual holida
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
and hamas nowhere close to a peace agreement. israel hit key targets for a sixth day. the israeli campaign began after months of rocket attacks by hamas into israel. a senior militant is now among 111 fool stinins killed. hamas fighters launched nearly 100 rockets into israel today. bj sides say they're open to aip solution and are prepared for further escalation. >> navy s.e.a.l.s have been recorded -- regard as heroes. the number of people posing as navy s.e.a.l.s have soared. >> one such imposter was tracked down. this is a story you broke last night. >> misguided soul trying to impress people but to the family members of those who tied it's important. they call it stolen valor. the members of the s.e.a.l.s launch a raid kaling -- killing osama bin laden, head shots fired from boat to boat. they have sparked a surge in the number of imposters.. >> s.e.a.l.s are the number one targeted group for imposters. >> don is a real retired navy >>1er densesmoor claiming to ae a veteran with a sim ver star, a bronze star, two presidential citations and six navy accommodations. >> you thr
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
killed hamas's top military commander. >> late this afternoon, cia announced it's opening an investigation into the general conduct of former cia director petraeus resigned over an affair, claiming he never gave las fied information owe to his miss stress, paula broadwell. defense secretary pin yetta spoke about the scandal. >> i am not aware of any others that could with involved in this issue. >> petraeus says resignation had nothing to do with the testimony that he will be giving tomorrow before a committee regarding the attack in benghazi, libya. >> let's take a look at the weather. >> we're about to enter a rather extended period of rainy, unsettled weather. you can see that there are clouds thickening now. off shore a batch of moisture up from the northwest. there is a movement of the moisture coming up from our southwest. we don't expect area wide rainfall until later tonight. we'll watch progress as it moves closer, temperatures into low to mid-60s. here is the forecast. showers developing late tonight, perhaps near midnight. then overnight into morning expect a wet c
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
and hamas leaders to stop the blood schett. -- the bloodshed. >> reporter: the bus explosion just breaking, israel's deputy prime minister is calling it an escalation in the conflict. the bomb went off on the bus across from the military headquarters in tel aviv. cnn is reporting it was not a suicide bombing that someone left the device on the bus. hamas is not claiming responsibility, but is praising the attack. israeli rescue services says at least 10 injured, three critically. missiles continue to fly between israel and gaza, the death toll in gaza keeps rising, more than 130 palestinians have been killed. still, both israeli and hamas leaders say they would welcome peace. >> this is a possibility of achieving a long term solution to this problem, through diplomatic means, we would prefer that. if not, i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> let me say, we are open for all the diplomatic efforts in order to make an end for this crisis, but we are also prepared to do what we are supposed to do in order to protec
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am PST
800 targets in gaza strip in response to rockets by hamas. >> supply tunnels and three-story apartment building. hamas leader's home was hit but he was not home at the time. those have hit tel aviv and unprecedented move have hit in jerusalem. much more on the mideast on abc news. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro-palestinian demonstrators want to see an end israeli sporters say they are acting in self-defense. >> a train collided with a school bus killing at hottest 47. the crash occurred as the bus crossed the tracks. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped towards it. >>> we're learning more about the man arrested in oakland international airport. they believe the man tried to sneak bomb material in. >> they learned that 49-year-old man said he was artist carrying artwork, not components that could be used as a bomb as police believe. we did some digging into his background and found this website for him that appears to be in creative media. he is a executive creator and producer for generator con
ABC
Nov 25, 2012 6:00am PST
the middle east a fragile cease-fire is taking place between israel and hamas but will it last? that is the question coming up on abc's "this week." senator dick durban and lindsey graham will be on "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >>> new this morning the u.s. supreme court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on same-sex marriage. today's l.a. times reports on friday the court will sift through appeals on california's prop 8 and the national defense of marriage act. for justices the issue is not just what to decide, but when it should be decided. in the past the court has been criticized for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights. >>> locked-out national hockey league players hit the ice last night in new jersey raising money for super storm sandy victims. it is the first game since the lockout began in september. the charity game was called operation hat trick. tickets sold for 20 to $100 each, and the nhl players association plans to slow in an additional $
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
yesterday with the first ever hamas attack on the tel aviv area. here is in the u.s. americans are making their voices heard during protests in several american cities including demonstrations in new york city. several hundred people gathered outside the israeli consulate and wave signs. similar demonstrations happened in montgomery street in san francisco. >> a husband and wife charged with murdering a retired east bay school teacher last month are scheduled to be in court. they appeared last week but did not enter a plea. his wife has also been charged in the case. she was extradited from washington state where they were both arrested last month. couple is charged in the murder of 55-year-old suzy coe that was killed in her home. they were arrested after being spotted after driving her car in seattle. >> san rafael police have released a sketch of an armed prowler that may have been stabbed by one of his would would be victims. one of two teenage women fought off the prowler and the other called police. >> eric: 6:17. we are watching the weather and bay bridge. there have been ac
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 6:00am PST
israel said they responded to attacks launched by hamas. overnight targets included buildings link today top hamas officials, supply tunnels, a three-story apartment building and massive police compound in gaza. home of a hamas leader was hit. he was not home at the time. militants have unleashed some 500 rockets against israel, including new longer-range rockets that have hit tel aviv and jerusalem. there will be more coming up at 7:00. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro-palestinian demonstrators want to see an end. but the israeli supporters said their nation is acting in self-defense. >> new this morning is southern egypt a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. distraught families search the tracks tore loved ones. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. badly maintained equipment. >> we are learning more about a man arrested at the oakland interna
ABC
Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
, investigating a bay area oyster farm. >> new uncertainty over death and taxes. >>> tonight israel and hamas claiming victory the cease fire deal. palestinians flooded streets of gaza city to celebrate the agreement brokered by egypt and the united states. under the deal hamas stop firing rockets into israel and israelies have abried to open border crossings into gaza. secretary of state clinton says the cease fire is an important first step. >> people of the region deserve the chance to live free from fear, and violence. and today's agreement is a step in the right direction we should build on. >> abc 7 news spoke with a palestinian doctor in gaza that is with the middle east children alliance, a group helping children traumatized by violence. >> in five minutes from my home to my office, i could see destruction and the i can see the zried homes. the worst part of this, of the after tack against gaza ais the affect on the children. and they have been this time, we'll find out the disorder.pqjv said in israel. a bomb exploded in tel aviv. a militant group claimed presponsibility for that. >>
ABC
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
since the cease-fire between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton and egypt's foreign minister brokered the deal to end eight days of violence the worst fighting in years. for palestinians it means no more israeli airstrikes or hamas leaders assassinated in gaza for israel a stop to rocket fire from gaza, today the deal clouds negotiations to open border and allow people and goods to move freely. >>> back here neighbors of a disabled san francisco man have stepped up to find his stolen service dog. while he was getting dialysis, somebody broke his truck's window grabbed his dog lola. rob suffers from crohn's dis's and was just diagnosed with cancer, he says lola was one of the bright stops -- spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day, the most affectionate, sweetest, nicest, companion you could have. >> neighbors have stepped up, they've offered a $3,000 reward to help find lola. they handed out fliers and knocked on doors looking for her. >>> berkeley police need your help catching a serial cigarette thief. they hope someone will recognize this man an
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
mastermind. israel blames hamas. >> it is obviously incredibly tense and despite the back and forth, we do get the impression that a huge amount of effort is being made to get a cease-fire. >> as the diplomats work for a cease-fire, netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel is uh massing troops to the border for a possible ground invasion. in israel, the eerie wail of sirens echos in the streets. three israelis have died so far in the hamas attacks. two rockets struck these residential buildings in the southern city, but caused no serious injuries. neither sideshows any sign of breaking the circle of violence. >> the former head of the cia has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him deal with the cia sex scandal. petraeus will consult with the lawyer as he is investigated by the fbi. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. h -- this is broadwell back at her carolina home with her husband and two sons. she left while they searched her home for evidence. those in washington are divided on how nece
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
itself. a hamas record aimed at he will -- tel aviv was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> this is a display of some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro-palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. they were yelling "while you are shopping, bombs are dropping. the rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaza has prevented her from getting any rest in the last few days. >> if i w
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
israeli rocket strikes on hamas militants in the gaza strip, diplomats are headed to the region today in hopes of brokering a cease-fire. katie marzullo with the latest. >> reporter: pressure for cease-fire is growing, negotiations going on now egypt. the u.n. secretary of general moon arrived there today. at the same time israel's prime minister netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. his chief of staff has ordered troops to step up the pace of the raids in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have bee
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST
continues this morning in the gaza strip even as egypt tries to broke area cease-fire. a hamas record aimed at he will receive was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. we then to union chair, while you are shopping bombs are dropping. rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaza has prevented her f
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
east hoping to help negotiate an end to the week of fighting between israel and hamas militants. she met with israel prime minister netanyahu. >> all must be advancing the he can ti and the legitimate as spir yaigs of israelies and palestinian as like. >> the visit as both sides continue to fire rockets for a seventh day. there had been reports out of egypt that a cease-fire could be agreed upon by tonight. sources say any announcement won't come until tomorrow. >> four men with ties to southern california facingo;[÷z% terroorism choorjz they're accused of trying to kill americans we'll have more on that spot coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> a pilot of a small plane walked away with miner injuries after crashing near san rafael airport. fire officials tell us the pilot had trouble this morning trying to turn back, he managed to land in a marsh about a mile away. up to 50 gallons of fuel spilled and crews are cleaning that up. >> pittsburgh city crews have restored water service after an overnight water main break affected more than a dozen homes. people lost water service around
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Nov 22, 2012 1:05am PST
helped broker the truce between two days of intense meetings. hamas plays a key role in keeping the peace. the cease-fire comes after eight days of inence it fying airstrikes and -- intensifying airstrikes and rocket fire in the region. >>> firefighters contained a fire at a home in oakland. looking at sky heavy sd over the scene. it was limited to the first floor near lake merritt. no one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries. damage is estimate estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. >>> nearly a hundred people are out of power. a downed power line caused the outage. it initially caused outages for 1500 customers. it caused brief delays and the power was restored in minutes. the power is expected to be back on by 5:00 a.m. and customers needed flashlights to see their way around the marina district. this is cell phone video of the scene. the power was out for seven hours after a transformer blew. the cash register still works though thanks to a generator. >>> now to the holiday and organizers at st. anthony's expect to be at annual their annual holiday meals in san franci
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
launched by hamas. the targets are linked to top supply tunnels and the massive police come bound in gaza. home of a hamas ledder was hit. he was not home at the time. militants have unleashed some 500 rockets against israel, including new longer-range rockets that have hit tel aviv and jerusalem. there will be more coming up at 7:00. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro palestinian demonstrators want to see an end. but the israeli supporters said their nation is acting in self-defense. >> and a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. >>> and also, possible bomb components found in a carry-on bag. new information about the man arrested at oakland airport. and lake tahoe ski resorts prepare for another big >> this is abc7 news. >> authorities in missouri arrested a man they say planned to shoot up a theater during the showi
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
erupted with first ever hamas area in the tel aviv area and israel is calling up reservists. >> kristen: rain is big concern in daly city after a huge mudslide prompted crews to take pro-active measures. a broken water pipe sent nearly 98,000 gallons of water down on a hillside. most of it has been hauled away except for what accumulated on hillside park. what residents fear this rain and what is coming may carry mud down their street for a second time. let's take a live look at the area right now. you can see not really any rain yet maybe just a little damp. amy hollyfield will have a live update in the next half-hour what the city is doing to prepare for the wet weather that is certainly heading to daly city. >>> an aging pipe is being blamed for this water main break in the sunset district last night. the pipe burst left three blocks of home without water. it took nearly six hours to make repairs. >> a husband and wife charged with murdering east bay school teacher are scheduled to be in court. darnell did not enter a plea and his wife has been charged in the case. she wa
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
situation. israel says hamas must stop firing rockets into israel to avoid that invasion. >>> major out of silicon valley more pain for hewlett-packard. >> you might be surprised where you can get the best deals on your thank meliorism jane king joins us live from the new york stock exchange. i take -- i take it you are not talking about your house. >> no although i am hosting, i don't know if you want to come or not many i'm not known to be a good cook, we'll see. certainly, pain for hewlett-packard shareholders, shares of the software maker down more than a dollar. after the company talked about a willful effort to mislead investors and potential buyest on awe -- hp saying a part of the problem was because of puáonomy. best buy in trouble shares lower company had a quarterly net loss, blamed lower than expected sales at established stores this could help the company's founder in his efforts to buy best buy at a favorable price. housing market positive, starts climbing in october to a four year high, more improvement in construction. commerce department says superstorm sandy had m
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
cease fire today there is no let up tonight in the rocket attacks between israel and hamas. this report as secretary of state clinton made an emergency trip to israel to meet with israeli program. that is defending israel's right to protect itself, calling on both sides to find a peaceful solution. >> goal must be a durable outcome promoting regional stability, advancing security of israelies and palestinians alike. >> the visit as two sides fired rockets at each other for a seventh day. egypt's president announced he expected a deal on a cease fire today but that did not materialize. unclear whether a deal would be reached. >> couples turned to a bay area man to help them adopt children from ukraine. >> there are concerns the couples are not getting the full story. >> dan noiz has the story of one couple whose adopted children came from a mental institution. >> this has been probable lit hardest thing i, i can't imagine going through anything any worse. >> laurie ask jason thought they were doing the right thing. the north carolina couple decided to adopt two children from an u
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Nov 25, 2012 5:00am PST
east a tragal cease-fire is taking place between israel and hamas but will it last? that is the question coming up on abc's "this week." don't miss this week with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >>> new this morning the u.s. supreme court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on same-sex marriage. today's l.a. times reports on friday the court will sift through appeals on california's prop session 8 and the national defense of marriage act. for justices the issue is not just what to decide, but when it should be decided. in the past the court has been criticized for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights. >>> lockout national hockey league players hit the ice last night in new jersey raising money for super storm sandy victims. it is the first game since the lackout began in september. the charity game was called operation hat trick. tickets sold for 20 to $100 each, each, and the nll players association plans to slow in an additional $20,000 on top of what they raise. >>>
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Nov 15, 2012 9:00pm PST
military campaign against the palestinian group hamas by twitter. s israeli defense forces are live twee tweeting and bloging about the operation in gaza. hamas also responding on line. gaza and hamas are the primary hash tag. >> tension in the middle east is escalating tonight as the possibility of all out war is increasing. many [ siren]. >> sirens went off short time nag tel aviv. alex is on the front-lines in gaza city. >> very loud explosions all around us tonight as israeli missiles land. we have also heard the distinct whoosh of outgoing rocket and hamas and other militant group return fire. tonight it seems this burst of violence is only getting worse. >> all day long rocket fill the bright blue sky. gaza militant firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv. israel commercial capitol. sirens flared as residents hit the ground. 3 israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli war planes pounded the gaza strip. tm target militant groups most notably hamas. but caught in the cross fire at least 12 civilians. includin
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Nov 17, 2012 12:00am PST
israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement truck pulled out a hammer and punched the other driver several times and tried to r
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Nov 18, 2012 9:00pm PST
the gaza border as the israelis and hamas are on the brink of war. suns among the countries trying to broker a peace deal. here is the deadly battle underway. >> from gaza, palestinians continue to fire rockets at israel, these were shot down by th israeli iron dome anti-missile system and israel continues to retaliation yate. they released this video that shows an attack at a media center this gaza city. this woman was pulled alive from the rubble. others weren't so lucky. palestinian authorities say 11 civilians died in this house including children. israel says it was targeting a jihad mastermind. so far 60 palestinians have been killed so far. israel blames hamas. >> they use arms and mosques to hide the arms. >> as diplomats work for a cease-fire, benjamin netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel is mass go tanks and troops at the gaza border for a possible ground invasion. traveling in thailand, president obama warned against ground action. >> not preferable for the people of gaza, it's deplorable for israelis because if israeli troops
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Nov 21, 2012 9:00pm PST
israeli bombardment by sea and air and hamas rockets. suddenly the announcement. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. if it holds, rockets must end. >> it turned into bursts of celebration. but in jerusalem they briefed the nation on the deal glum faced. the first bus bombing since 2006 in the heart of tel aviv across the street from the defense ministry. this iet said -- this eyewitness said he thought it was rocket. more than 20 that were wounded they say it was an ide. at least 20 rockets fired out of gaza hours after the deal. >> dan: in gaza tonight, enormous relief. people breaking out into spontaneous celebration. >>> the green flags were raised across the gaza strip. palestinians poured into the streets. >> there is sense of relief on the street but this a victory celebration. after a week of fighting with israel, the palestinians feel like they have won. >> won because for the first time militant groups were able to fire rockets into israel's biggest city, jerusalem and tel aviv. >> do you believe it is a turning point. >> it is huge. >>
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Nov 16, 2012 9:00pm PST
ground offensive against hamas. >> in san francisco protest over the unrest there. demonstrators tonight outside the israeli consulate. stay sz.h >> group of pro palestine protestors demonstrate entered front of the israeli consulate in san francisco today. they were calling for an end to israel military strike in the gaza strip. at the same time pro israel demonstrators across the street stressed that israel right to defend itself against rocket attacks. president obama is speaking with middle east leaders tonight about what is going on in the region encouraging israeli prime minister to scale back the violence. $18 is praising egyptian president attempt to ease tension. alex tonight is in the gaza strip. >> there are 20,000 israeli reservist who have been called up. tank and troop are massing along the border not far from here preparing for a possible ground invasion. missile and rockets flying back and forth. there has been no let up in this deadliest ka las vegas. sirens today from one of the most sacred city in the world jerusalem. target for the first time in this battle. r
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Nov 22, 2012 12:00am PST
between two days of intense meetings. hamas plays a key role in keeping the peace. the cease-fire comes after eight days of inence it fying airstrikes and -- intensifying airstrikes and rocket fire in the region. >>> firefighters contained a fire at a home in oakland. looking at sky heavy sd over the scene. it was limited to the first floor near lake merritt. no one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries. damage is estimate estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. >>> nearly a hundred people are out of power. a downed power line caused the outage. it initially caused outages for 1500 customers. it caused brief delays and the power was restored in minutes. the power is expected to be back on by 5:00 a.m. and customers needed flashlights to see their way around the marina district. this is cell phone video of the scene. the power was out for seven hours after a transformer blew. the cash register still works though thanks to a generator. >>> now to the holiday and organizers at st. anthony's expect to be at capacity for their annual holiday meals in san francisco. city leader
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00pm PST
the car looked like having being hit. killed inside this car, hamas military commander. he was notorious in israel for his involvement in a string of attacks including the kidnapping an israeli soldier in 2006. these air strikes are most serious escalation of violence in that region for years. >>> a rare waterspout spotted in japan. take a look at the pictures. japanese television showed the footage of the large twister over the ocean. it lasted about ten minutes before arriving on hand on honshu island. >> police in south africa arrested a man that swallowed 220 diamonds in an attempt to smug them out of the country. a scan revealed he was carrying the diamonds. they were recovered. the diamonds are worth more than $2 million. >>> tsa plans to roll out a new screening system at san francisco international airport tomorrow. it's called tsa pre-check and allows passengers to be pre-screened so the tsa can concentrate on people who are more likely to pose a risk. >> after a dismal ski season in 2011 the weather seems to be cooperating. two resorts opened today, heavenly and north
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Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
between israel and hamas militant. clinton met with israeli prime minister this evening about a cease fire to which the prime minister says his country would be a willing partner. about rocket continue to be fired for a seventh straight day and israel concedes it targeted and killed 3 palestinian journalist saying they had ties to militants. >> back here a one day strike at the port of oakland ended earlier than planned. the strike was by custodial maintenance worker who oppose cut to retirement benefit. some independent truckers who could not get that the port say they were losing about 400 dollars in wages per truck. yawn workers tonight agree to resume contract negotiations. the port reopened by 7 tonight. 2 hours earlier than actually expected and scheduled. last ditch effort to save hostess has failed. company says mediation talk with the baker and confection union broke down late today without an agreemen agreement. the company says it will head to bankruptcy court after all tomorrow with the intention to sell off its assets including the twivrpingie brand. more than 18,000 workers a
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Nov 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
. >>> all right let's go over se seas next. conflict between israel and hamas not showing any sign of letting up. death toll sovrd past 100 people in gaza and people there are furious. december pie the anger or perhaps because of it people are not backing down in gaza. we have the report from gaza city. >>reporter: massive explosion as israeli airstrike pounded gaza today. while militant rocket flew into israel. amidst it all. this. tiny bodies of the dead as they left the hospital today. carried through the crowd. funeral. we ask all the militant groups to respond to the mass customers this man said. shouldn't talk about a cease fire at all. they were killed sunday by missile that obliterated the 3 story house. killing nip from a single family. israel said it was an accident. in southern is relevant where our matt is reporting, 3-year-old karen play was her try single. until sirens sound. family rushes down to the bomb shelter. 8 members of the family hults together during the explosion. >> what we think was one of the iron dome missile intercepted one of the rocket overhead. big boo
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